Four houses and a museum. All reinvented, refurbished and redesigned. Projects from the UK, USA, Canada and Chile. Enjoy our third selection of previously featured refurbishment project in ArchDaily. Check them all after the break.
Garden Museum / Dow Jones Architects In October 2007, Dow Jones Architects won an architectural competition to redesign the museum. The competition brief asked for a new gallery space where temporary exhibitions could be housed in secure and environmentally-controlled conditions. It appeared to us that creating a dedicated place for the museum’s permanent collection was equally important, as the exhibits were frequently moved to make space for events. We developed a strategy which addressed both issues (read more…)
Suburban Intervention / Oyler Wu Collaborative Located approximately 10 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, this backyard intervention sits within a community of traditional suburban homes. Some of our initial interests grew out of looking to the existing home for points of interest, not as a vernacular, but rather as a way of rethinking conventions such as wood-frame construction, pitched roofs, drainage systems, and shading devices (read more…)
The house of Clay and Oak / Dow Jones Architects Poplar Cottage is a small house on The Green in Walberswick built in the early 1920s. Over the past eighty years a number of piecemeal extensions had resulted in a peculiar internal organisation that cut the house off from its garden. Our brief was to demolish it and to make a new house, but initial conversation with both the planners and Parish Council suggested that there would be much opposition to this (read more…)
Apartment Refurbishment in A. Vespucio / Enrique Browne The Project is the transformation of a 20 year old apartment in a historicist building. Since it´s located in the 6th floor, it has excellent views to the west guaranteed. The remodeling considered a program different from its original, plus a guest room. This and other reasons influenced in the desire of generate bigger and more integrated spaces (read more…)
101 Russel Hill Road / gh3 Built in the brutalist style of architecture of the 1970’s, the house was subsequently renovated several times following a more traditional approach to house design especially by converting large open spaces to a more cellular room design. The renovation reopened the ground floor so that it became an open loft-like space from front to back (the house is about 70′ long) (read more…)